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Cannabis in China PART 2: Cannabis Culture

Cannabis in China PART 2: Cannabis Culture

It is not easy to generalize about any culture especially not one as ancient and diverse as China. Factor in a population of some 1.4 billion persons, 52 ethnicities, and 302 actively spoken languages and you are likely to encounter no small differences of opinion let alone culture. For the purposes of this article let...

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Top 16 CBD Drinks in Europe in 2022

Top 16 CBD Drinks in Europe in 2022

Drinking cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the easiest ways to get your daily intake of healthy cannabinoids. And thanks to the dramatic increase in popularity of CBD experienced in the last few years, you can now buy CBD drinks in head shops, corner shops and even in some supermarkets as well as vending machines throughout...

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The History of Cannabis, Marijuana, and Hemp in China

The History of Cannabis, Marijuana, and Hemp in China

If we want to understand the human relationship with cannabis we need to set aside our modern worldview. Imagine a world with no hospitals, physicians, or pharmacies. A world where even a simple tooth infection caused constant misery at best and death at worst. A hostile world full of pain, hunger, trauma, and fear. Now...

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Europeans Are Ready For Cannabis Legalization [editorial]

Europeans Are Ready For Cannabis Legalization [editorial]

A recent Reuters article espoused that over half of adult Europeans are in favor of cannabis legalization with up to 30% also expressing interest in purchasing (ie. “actively using”) cannabis products. Strain Insider comments on what this means for Europe and Europeans. Related: Cannabis in Germany: The Legal State of Affairs in 2022 [editorial] and Cannabis...

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Cannabis in Germany: The Legal State of Affairs in 2022 [editorial]

Cannabis in Germany: The Legal State of Affairs in 2022 [editorial]

The first controlled trial use of cannabis for medical purposes in Germany was in February of 2008. Compassionate medical access to cannabis was expanded in 2016 to include all patients “having no therapeutic alternative”. The present legal framework for medical usage dates to March 10th, 2017 when access was expanded to all “seriously ill” patients...

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Cannabis in Malta: Legal and Economic Developments in 2022

Cannabis in Malta: Legal and Economic Developments in 2022

The subject of cannabis legalization in Malta (population 516,000 as of 2021 census data) is a long-suffering subject much like in the rest of the world. The essence of the argument is simple. The criminalization of cannabis possession and usage is the proximate cause of criminal proliferation and distribution. Why? Simple; cannabis cultivation is trivial...